SAIC Motor, a Chinese state-owned automaker, is now outselling Tesla cars in China. Last January, 25,778 Hong Guang Minis from SAIC Motor were sold compared to 13,843 units from Tesla. The electric vehicle costs 28,000 yuan or $4,465 which is eight times cheaper than Tesla’s cheapest model. Hong Guang Mini isn’t Tesla’s only competitor. Chinese start-ups Nio, Li Auto, and XPeng have also seen a rise in their sales last year as the demand for electric cars keeps growing, also because of government support.

China is the world’s largest car market and it is also the source of a fifth of Tesla’s sales. Since the Chinese government stepped up its efforts in fighting pollution, sales of local electric vehicles have continued to rise. It may be behind Tesla in terms of battery, range, and efficiency but its simplicity and low price have made it one of China’s most common “new energy” vehicles.